Pegfilgrastim is a medicine used to reduce your chance of getting an infection after chemotherapy. It stimulates the bone marrow to produce a particular kind of white blood cell that helps your body fight infection.
Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:
It is a single dose subcutaneous (under the skin) injection. Pegfilgrastim should be administered at least 24 hours following your chemotherapy.
Before administration, ensure that the solution is clear and colourless, without any visible particles present. Avoid shaking the injection excessively.
If you miss a dose of Pegfilgrastim, please contact your doctor immediately.
Be careful to hold the syringe securely. Do not point the needle at anyone when uncapped.
Do not freeze.
Pegfilgrastim may be allowed to sit at room temperature (up to 30°C) for a maximum period of 72 hours. Any injection left at room temperature beyond this period should be discarded.
Dispose the needle in a hard, puncture-proof container. Do not attempt to re-cap the needle after use. Do not throw the exposed needle directly into the dustbin or leave it lying about.
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